Özge Enginöz

I am concerned with our ways of existing and the things that prey on our minds. Our daily experience of existing in the world help us understand what it really means to be human beings. Our existences are defined by our relationships with other entities. To what extent are we really able to be ourselves in these relationships? Do we turn into something else? In terms of authenticity or artificiality, what do we choose to reveal or keep hidden? I believe that we are evolving and that living beings, geographies, and consequently maps are changing. It is significant that in most of my work, especially my sculptures, I work with my hands. Understanding materials and working with one’s hands involves diligence and elaboration. Chance and spontaneity, along with the unity of natural and artificial materials, are the most important elements in my work.